Alan, You mean to say that your powers that be don't differentiate between content and format?
That is crazy. Format has nothing to do with content. This is a self-inflicted wound. Try to convince them that format can be standardized at publishing. Content should be held sacrosanct bit could change to reflect the proper formatting. Good Luck Scott At 5:11 PM +1300 1/19/07, Alan Litchfield wrote: >...based on an FM file. > >I need to create a Word template for use by contributors to a large >document. Most of the content will have passed through various >approval committees and courts before finally being added to the >document. Once the content has been approved it cannot be varied, >regardless of what ever horrible formats have been used. > >Previously the inclusion process has led to a wide range of >paragraph (numbering, bulleting, etc.) styles. The decision has now >been made to enforce a standardisation of the formats in new >content, but most contributors do not use/will never use FM. They >will use MS Word however, hence the need to create a template that >provides the formats for them. > >I have exported the FM file using mif2go and created a .dot file in >MS Word. However I still need to be rid of the various formats that >Word seems to put in there by default. I have worked out how to >define the template as a global template, but how can I also remove >Normal.dot (this seems to be where the other styles are coming from)? > >I need to be able to disable the auto numbering functions when >people use this template (effectively so they are forced to use the >FM heading and paragraph numbering numbering, etc). Any clues on >where I can find information on how to do this? Do I need to look at >putting VB into the template file in order to control Word's >functionality (disabling functions, etc.)? > >Cheers >Alan